“While it is our intention to use our best endeavours to resolve the Bafana Bafana head coach matter by the end of the month, it is to be understood that with these matters, it involves complex negotiations with the potential replacement, and therefore not always possible to resolve such matters in a short spce of time,” Safa said in a statement yesterday.
The association said they will next week announce a task team to search for a new coach.
That Safa decided to go the task team route when they have a technical team is surprising. When they appointed Baxter, they also had a task team make recommendations for a coach. But, according to some members of that team, Baxter was not among the names they had recommended.
The choice of Ntseki as a caretaker coach, however, makes sense given that there is little time to waste in preparing the squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers starting against Ghana and Sudan in November.